Happy Friday, Everyone!
Spring has sprung and I hope that everyone has a fantastic weekend – albeit a bit of a damp one! A few important notes as we head into the weekend – have fun and thanks for reading!
It’s that time of year, again… the team will be going around changing filters next week, as typical for this time of year.
The guys will start with Kilmer House on Tuesday, April 13th and finish up Thursday… that is about 2 floors per day, so if you have any special needs, please contact Kathy in the management office and she will be glad to help out.
James House will have their filters changed the following week and we will have another reminder out next Friday.
Just a friendly reminder that we are still requesting proper social distancing in the elevators, as well as the rest of the common areas, while in the buildings… please keep it to three (3) persons at a time in your vertical travels.
Another helpful hint or “pro-tip”, if you are not going up or down with a pet, or accessing a point requiring the freight, we ask that you utilize the passenger elevator… following this recommendation will certainly help the flow – and think of how happy the puppies with their legs crossed will feel! BIG THANKS in advance for your help =)
Did you ever wonder what caused that “thump in the night”? Well I am sure there are many possibilities, but recently there has been a rash of calls regarding use of the trash chute rooms during the early hours – in some cases, 2am!
Please keep in mind that we want to control the noise as best as possible so follow those rules, and heed the prescribed hours – your neighbors will certainly appreciate your assistance as no one likes it when the Zzzzzz’s are abruptly stopped.
This next topic is very, very important reminder… very important!
We all know that our furry friends need to get outdoors for their exercise, to see their other four-legged friends and most importantly, to do their business; completely understandable, after all, dogs are people too… wait, well you know what I mean. I hope.
Here is the issue: we have had an ongoing challenge with owners allowing their pets to relieve themselves just as they exit the buildings – both buildings. This is not only unsightly or causes other owners and visitors to walk through the mess, potentially tracking into our homes, it is also against the rules.
We all know where the appropriate locations are and how to access them – no secrets there. We have asked nicely for cooperation and we know that the majority (about 99.999%) of dog owners do the right thing each and every time; we are asking the owners that may not be following this very important rule to begin immediately and remain in consistent good habits. To help in this situation, there will be a designated staff member tasked with reviewing video footage on a daily basis and sending notes to those found in violation. The first letter will be the formal warning, any follow-up letter will have the approved fine attached as presented in the Association’s Pet Rules – please avoid this from happening – we beg you.
Now, we know that accidents happen, so why not take a few of the following pointers to aid in your daily routine:
*More frequent trips outside.
*Always carry pet bags and a bottle of water.
*Look into professional walking services, if you are away for extended periods of time – or a kind-hearted neighbor.
I am sure you can think of a million other tips to help out in this area, and we want you to do what is comfortable… we just want everyone to be able to enjoy the property as intended. THANK YOU, again, for your assistance in this so very important matter.
The struggle is real… we are in the “gap period” of wanting A/C but not being able to shut-off the heat. This occurs twice-a-year and it is a not-so-friendly reminder that Mother Nature is in charge.
We have been experiencing temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal and are now going back down into overnight lows in the bottom 40’s. This causes the human body to experience discomfort and we wish that we could control every aspect of these unfortunate external forces, but we can’t… so we will remain sympathetic during these trying times, and do what we can, but please know it will be May before we can turn-over to cooling – even then we are running a fine line as the City of Chicago has certain heat requirements between September 15th and June 1st – this has been a staple for decades and we have to be cautious in balancing HVAC systems and the law. We hope you understand.
Have a Great Weekend!!!